To live our lives, we rely on the knowledge we have of ourselves, others, and the world around us.

  • Where does this knowledge come from?
  • Have you always known what you know today?

We spent the first years of life learning how to exist in this world. As we grew up, we carried these lessons plus other things learnt on the way, through our teenage years and all the way into adulthood. If we acquired this knowledge so long ago, how it come that many times we do not revisit some of the most deeply rooted beliefs we have?

  • Who taught you what you believe today?
  • Is this information still relevant for your life?
  • Is this knowledge still true for you?

In a world where we are encouraged to follow what we are taught without questioning, and to commit to things without much space for reconsideration, questioning what you know is an act of rebellion, and of connecting with yourself and your own truth.

 

Everything Learnt Can be Questioned

 

I grew up with one idea of how life works. I learnt that there were ‘steps’ to follow. The ‘formula’ for happiness:

  1. Go to school
  2. Attend university
  3. Find a job
  4. Get married
  5. Adopt a pet
  6. Have children
  7. Retire, travel, enjoy

I exceled at school as a child, and I started Medschool at 18 years old. I had it all planned. I would graduate at 25, marry at 27, have 5 kids, 2 dogs, and live in a big house with fruit trees.

Until I broke down.

Devastated internally, while on the way to ‘the life of my dreams’. I’d been too busy following The Plan, to actually consider whether this plan made sense for me. The life I’ve built, focused on external accomplishments, on ticking boxes, on following what I was told to do, was crumbling. I was crumbling.

This is when I was invited, for the first time, to question.

To question the life I was living, to question whose goals I was pursuing; whether the person I had become was who I really am within. It was a wake up call. The beginning of deconstructing my beliefs of the world, others, and myself. Inviting a new, more genuine, and conscious understanding, to rebuild my life on my own terms.

 

 

As you explore and question upon what knowledge you build your life, you can decide what is useful, healthy, and in alignment with your values; and leave behind all those ideas you learnt that are holding you back.

I invite you to take the time to revise what you know, to explore how those truths support you or hinder you, and to find your own answers, your own way.

It is not the answers that matter most, but the questions we ask ourselves that bring light to possibility, and inner truth.

Have you gone through this process of questioning?

I would love to read it in the comments!

Thank you for being here,

with Love,

Camila ~ Journey Within Coaching

 

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